Origin: Spain, France and Italy
Latin Name: Testudo hermanii
Habitat: Dry meadows, rocky slopes and hillsides.
Diet: Dandelion, clover, parsley and root vegetables
Lifespan: Up to 110 years
Average Size: Weight: Up to 2 Kgs., Length: Up to 20 cm.
Small to medium sized tortoises from Southern Europe. They have attractive black and yellow patterned carapaces, strong horny beaks and hooded upper jaws